Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Meta — January 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

Debbie Dingell for Congress website wins national award, site photos by Eclectablogger Anne Savage


We don’t get to brag about our team very often but today is one of those days. Campaigns and Elections magazine gives out annual awards – called The Reed Awards – in a variety of categories related to, as you might expect, campaigns and elections. This year’s winner in the category of “Best Website for Congressional Candidate” went to Power Thru Consulting, a media group headed up by my good friend Laura Packard, for their design of the Debbie Dingell for Congress website.

What’s fun about this is that Eclectablogger (and Eclectawife) Anne C. Savage was the photographer for the site.

Anne C. Savage with Senator Elizabeth Warren

In addition to their award for “Best Website for Congressional Candidate”, Power Thru Consulting also won awards for “Best Spanish Language Website” (Oye Mi Voz) and “Best Website for Independent Expenditure” (Stop Measure Q.) Anne was the designer/co-designer for both of these sites.

Here’s what Laura had to say about their achievement:

I just got back from an amazing weekend in Las Vegas at the 2015 Reed Awards, sponsored by Campaigns & Elections Magazine. The Reed Awards, named after Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, embody excellence in political campaigning, campaign management, political consulting and political design. Chosen from the largest and smallest organizations in the industry, the winners represent the latest techniques and talent in the business. PowerThru was a finalist for three awards for our campaign website work last year — for the sites Debbie Dingell for Congress (MI-12 congressional site, SE Michigan), Oye Mi Voz (multi-lingual English/Spanish get out the vote site, aimed at Millennial Latino voters in the Sacramento CA area), and Stop Measure Q (stopping a bad ballot measure in San Bernardino CA).

We were so excited and thrilled just to be recognized for our responsive campaign website work last year — and yet we ended up winning all 3 awards!

Thank you to everybody involved: from our team with Chris Potter and Jon Wheeler building the sites, to Laurin Manning and Anne Savage who designed them (and Anne’s beautiful photos were the foundation for the Debbie Dingell site), to the talented folks at Signified Media who worked with us on Oye Mi Voz and Stop Measure Q (their video work is amazing — I am not surprised that they came out on the winning side of most of the ballot initiatives they tackled last year), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and her entire campaign team. She’s my Congresswoman now, and I know she will do a fine job of representing us in Washington and carrying on the Dingell tradition. Thank you to the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters Local 891 PAC, I’m so glad our work was used to help stop Measure Q. Thank you to SEIU California, and good luck on future efforts to increase voter registration and participation among Millennial Latinos in California and elsewhere. Thank you also to the judges and the Campaigns and Elections staff, who put on an excellent conference and event, and do great work day in day out on the Campaigns & Elections magazine too.

A hearty congratulations to Power Thru Consulting, Laura Packard, and our very own Anne Savage for these awards!